NIOSH Releases FACE Report Related to Fatality in North Carolina

NIOSH Releases FACE Report Related to Fatality in North Carolina

NWRA Provided Assistance and Information to the Investigation

Arlington, VA – The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) released a report as part of its Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program. This report focused on a 2020 incident involving a waste collection worker who was struck by a collection truck backing up. Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards at the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), provided assistance and information to the investigation.

“I was pleased to assist NIOSH with the report. Our member companies work hard every day to ensure their employees come home safely every night,” said Sander. “It is my hope that this report and others like it will help prevent the next fatality.”

The report cites NWRA’s recommended safety practices as an important source of safety information.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association